American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC)’s M/V Honor shifted overnight to anchorage near Southampton in anticipation of ventilating the cargo holds.

In consultation with the appropriate authorities, a ventilation plan is being developed for approval and implementation. Any possible cargo damage or vessel damage will not be assessed until the authorities grant permission to access the impacted spaces. Permission is not expected to be granted until the middle of the week.

Vehicles carrier Honor - Image courtesy of Steve Greenwood

“ARC would like to express its appreciation for the assistance of the British authorities and the swift, professional actions of our crew in this situation,” says the Company in its press release yesterday.

There was a fire on board M/V Honor on the morning of February 24 after departure from Southampton, UK. The fire is out, there were no injuries to the crew, and the ship is operating under its own power. ARC has made all the proper notifications to the relevant authorities and will have further updates as the situation evolves. The current focus is on making sure the ship and crew are safe and on investigating the cause of incident.

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Source: ARC